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Drinking and Socializing [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Anyone with any sense knows the pitfalls of too much alcohol or caffeine, but most of us also realize that certain beverages can help spur a conversation along. And what if that conversation is taking place among native Chinese speakers while a beginner is trying to break in? This program provides clues about how that might play out, showing how to order drinks, Chinese-style, as it ventures into Beijing's burgeoning tea-houses, bars, and cafes. Viewers also receive tips on how to request certain snack foods as well as how to describe other tastes and preferences and say "Please" and "Thank you.
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Run Time
15 min.
Portions in Mandarin with Pinyin subtitles
, 1012 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 03, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Real Chinese
  • Burgeoning Bar and Cafe Scene (2:16)
  • Cháguanr: Tea House (2:56)
  • Beidàihé (3:12)
  • Jiuba Jie: Bar Street (2:26)
  • Latest Trends in Beijing (2:50)
  • Credits: Drinking and Socializing (0:32)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2004.
Publisher no.
  • 43453s Films Media Group
  • 43457 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (15 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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  • Access in Virgo Classic
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